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    New social media and impact of fake news on society
    Traditional media consists of mostly nameless and faceless people deciding what does and does not get printed and broadcasted. In this new era of internet and variety of social media, creation, and consumption of news and information in our society is changing. The rapid transformation of traditional print media into online portals has become a new trend. On the one hand, the online social media has democratized the means of news production and dissemination, but on the other hand, it has become a breeding ground for false and fake news. Increasing use of mobile devices and easy Wi-Fi access to 3G/4G networks, the Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter have turned into powerful platforms for providing news and entertainment. In the USA and India, the President and the Prime Minister are using Twitter to engage with their voters and supporters. Hence the direct interaction of politicians and policymakers with the people using social media is having a strong impact on the functioning of the governments around the world. As a consequence, the online journalism and citizen media are also on the rise. New channels of online communication, such Skype, WhatsApp, Messenger, LINE and many others have also led to a rampant increase in the spreading of fake news. This paper uses the traditional empirical-analytical method to analyze the current issues about fake news. Information and data available on reliable public domain websites, such as FactCheck.Org and others portals are used for formulating research questions. In addition, analysis of issues related to fake news is largely based on data available on various reliable and independent organizations, such as Pew Research Center (USA), Reuters (UK) and European Commission (EC). Author’s own survey conducted in an Executive MBA class conducted in Hanoi, Vietnam is also be utilized. The results from primary and secondary resources are used to highlight cases of fake news on the social media and provide technical guidelines to detect its negative impact on society.
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    A study of attitude towards plagiarism among Thai university students
    Academic misconduct, especially plagiarism, has always been a critical academic issue in Thailand. Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID crisis has also led to another kind of pandemic plagiarism. Due to the ongoing lockdown the use of the internet, digital platforms, and eLearning has dramatically increased. This sudden explosion in online learning has further exacerbated attitudes about plagiarism. Needless to say, the internet provides ample opportunities for Thai students to access a wealth of information without visiting their school, college, or university library. While this has led to a boom in searching for online information, it has also made it much easier for students to plagiarize content that they stumble upon. Since Thai students are very weak in English language proficiency there is always a temptation for copying from the internet. Although most Thai institutions have a policy to curb plagiarism and uphold academic integrity, they seem to have a very limited effect. This research is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) which states that attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral controls together shape the individual’s intentions and behaviors. For the purpose of this study, an online survey was crafted using the variables pertinent to the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). A modified conceptual framework based on TPB was utilized. The results show that Thai students lack proper knowledge and implications of plagiarism. This study also provides suggestions to curb plagiarism and improve the English proficiency of Thai students.
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    A STUDY OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS PLAGIARISM AMONG THAI UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
    (European Open Access Research Association, 2021-05-05) Nagi, Kuldeep ; John, Varughese K.
    Academic misconduct, especially plagiarism, has always been a critical academic issue in Thailand. Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID crisis has also led to another kind of pandemic plagiarism. Due to the ongoing lockdown the use of the internet, digital platforms, and eLearning has dramatically increased. This sudden explosion in online learning has further exacerbated attitudes about plagiarism. Needless to say, the internet provides ample opportunities for Thai students to access a wealth of information without visiting their school, college, or university library. While this has led to a boom in searching for online information, it has also made it much easier for students to plagiarize content that they stumble upon. Since Thai students are very weak in English language proficiency there is always a temptation for copying from the internet. Although most Thai institutions have the policy to curb plagiarism and uphold academic integrity, they seem to have a very limited effect. This research is based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) which states that attitude, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral controls together shape the individual’s intentions and behaviors. For the purpose of this study, an online survey was crafted using the variables pertinent to the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). A modified conceptual framework based on TPB was utilized. The results show that Thai students lack proper knowledge and implications of plagiarism. This study also provides suggestions to curb plagiarism and improve the English proficiency of Thai students.
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    Leadership with heart in the Asian context: lessons from the field
    This article presents Leadership with Heart, specifically from the context of two Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines and Thailand. Insights were sought from leaders and managers of these participating countries through an on-line questionnaire using open-ended questions. The questions dealt with two main inquiries: 1) Describe what leadership with heart is to you? and 2) How is leadership with heart experienced by you? Based on the contents analysis of collective insights, there are both similarities and differences in terms of its traits and styles Both Filipino and Thai on leadership with heart demonstrates three emphases: (1) Care and Concern: Malasakit and Meta ; (2) Sprit of Communal unity and cooperation ; and (3) Character and action.